nounWord forms: plural eˈsophaˌgi (ɪˈsɑfəˌdʒaɪ
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Word origin of 'esophagus'altered (after ML) < ME ysophagus, OFr ysofague < ML oesophagus < Gr oisophagos, lit., passage for food < oisein, fut. inf. of pherein, to carry (see bear1) + phagein, to eat: see -phagous